Year 10 Taster Days
Ever Wondered What it is Like to be a Sussex Coast College Student?
Our Taster Days are the Best Way to Find Out!
Take your time to think about what you want to study after Year 11.
Read the list of taster classes below and click 'book here' to book your favourites.
Remember choose 6 taster classes only from the list below - ranking them from 1 to 6, with your favourite subject first.
Please arrive at our Station Plaza Campus before 9:00am for registration.
If you have subjects at different campuses we will provide free transport between sites.
How to Book Your Taster Classes:
1. What School do you go to?
Your school has picked a taster day for you and your friends to attend:
- Monday 3rd July - Robertsbridge Community College, Uplands Community College and Causeway School.
- Tuesday 4th July - St Richards Catholic College, Bexhill Academy and Ratton Academy.
- Wednesday 5th July - Rye College, St. Catherines's College, Hailsham Community College, Cavendish School and Willingdon Community School.
- Thursday 6th July - Claverham Community College and St Leonards Academy.
- Friday 7th July - Hastings Academy.
Some tasters only run on certain days, so please take you time to read through the descriptions.
2. Read the List Below and Choose 6 Classes
We have put all our taster classes in a handy list for you to pick from. Read through the list and choose 6 classes - ranking them from 1 to 6, with your favourite subject first.
Your taster day is structured into 4 classes. The reason we ask for 6 choices is so that you can still take part in a class you enjoy, in the unlikely event that you don't get your first 4 choices.
3. Fill in the Taster Day Form
Click the 'Book Now' button at the bottom of the list. You will be taken to the taster booking form.
Top Tip: Make sure you remember/write down your 6 choices. The form has a drop down list for you to choose from, so can be a little confusing. Remember your most favourite choice should be in the top box, and your not-so-favourite choice in the bottom box.
Fill in the rest of the form and submit.
4. You're Done!
You will receive an email confirming that we have received your choices.
5. We will Send Your Taster Day Card to Your School With all Your Taster Day Classes
Choose 6 Taster Classes
|Art - Painting Textiles||Station Plaza||During our double session textile focused taster you will be able to design and create your own badge, with an emphasis on design practice, while understanding the processes involved in producing products. Please note, this session is only available on Monday and Friday.|
|Art - Dry-Point Etching||Station Plaza||During our double session dry-point etching taster you’ll be able to get stuck in with this exciting and spontaneous print making technique. By the end of the session, you will know what etching is and how to create beautifully detailed images. Please note, this session is only available Wednesday and Thursday.|
|Art - Digital Sculpting||Station Plaza||During our double session digital sculpting taster you’ll be able to use the latest Mud Box software to design and create a 3D model. Please note, this session is only available on Tuesday and Thursday.|
|Art - Animation||Station Plaza||During our double session animation taster you will be able to get involved with a small animation project, using a number of different techniques and mediums, embracing traditional and new media technology. Please note, this session is only available on Friday.|
|Art - Digital Drawing||Station Plaza||During our double session digital drawing taster you’ll be able to use the latest Illustrator and Photoshop packages to create and edit designs and images. Please note, this session is only available on Monday and Wednesday.|
|Art - Mono Printing||Station Plaza||During our double session printing focused taster you will be able to design and create your own mono print designs, trying out multiple techniques and learning new skills to enhance your knowledge of printing. Please note, this session is only available on Tuesday.|
|A Level Biology||Station Plaza||Can we use ecstasy to treat depression? During this taster we we’ll explore the effect that this drug can have on the brain and whether it can be used to help people suffering with depression.|
|A Level Chemistry||Station Plaza||Join us for an explosive chemistry taster. During the session you will explore the reasons why some chemical reactions release huge amounts of energy, heat, light and sound; while other reactions take in energy, heat, and light when they happen.|
|A Level English||Station Plaza||Have you ever wondered why some songs are so catchy and memorable? Perhaps it’s the poetry of musical lyrics! During this taster we’ll look at the use of the English language in song lyrics.|
|A Level Economics||Station Plaza||Is there profit in pies? During this taster we will challenge you to see who can make the most profit from running a pie company.|
|A Level French||Station Plaza||Le français est super! French is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and will improve your employment prospects if you want to work internationally. During the taster you’ll brush up on your French vocabulary and join in with fun French word games.|
|A Level Geography||Station Plaza||Have you ever wanted to make sense the world and understand how humans and the earth interact? During this interactive session we’ll scratch the surface on this fascinating subject.|
|A Level Government & Politics||Station Plaza||During our taster session you will get involved with an interactive quiz looking at the landscape of UK Government & politics.|
|A Level Graphics||Station Plaza||During our Graphics taster you’ll be able to create your very own Art in a box. We’ll take a look at the great fire of London and one of the important diarists of that time, Mr Pepys, who hid his cheese in the garden. You’ll be able to design and create your own match box, complete with cheese!|
|A Level History||Station Plaza||During this taster session we will transport you back 600 years to lift the lid on how medieval society worked in England.|
|A Level Law||Station Plaza||During our Law taster session, you’ll get a real taste for what it is like to be a judge. We’ll give you different scenarios and you’ll decide whether they’re guilty or not guilty and decide on their punishment. There will also be a general knowledge quiz about the legal system.|
|A Level Maths||Station Plaza||Maths is fun! No, really, it is! During our maths taster we’ll show you a few ‘magical tricks’ and ‘golden rules’ that will help you with tricky maths calculations.|
|A Level Media Studies||Station Plaza||If you have a keen interest in TV, film, music, and games then you’ll love our Media A-Level. During the taster you’ll be given a selection of movie trailers to analyse, and then join in with a movie quiz.|
|A Level Physics||Station Plaza||During our Physics taster you’ll get involved with interactive demonstration of how physics is used in real life.|
|A Level Photography||Station Plaza||During this photography taster, we’ll explore a montage of photographs helping you different concepts, techniques and styles of picture taking.|
|A Level Psychology||Station Plaza||Your brain is the most powerful tool you own. During the psychology taster you’ll see exactly what your brain is up to. Using brainwave scanners, we’ll be able to see what brainwaves are and what they mean.|
|A Level Science||Station Plaza||During this taster you’ll investigate a crime scene. There will be practical activities to help you identify and investigate evidence.|
|A Level Sociology||Station Plaza||During the sociology taster session you’ll explore the reasons why girls seem to perform better than boys at school.|
|Bricklaying||Ore Valley||Pick up a trowel and start building! During our taster we'll teach you the skills you need to lay bricks and construct a wall. Your career in construction starts here.|
|Business||Station Plaza||Do you know your Adidas from your Apple? Well, during our Business taster we'll test your commercial knowledge with our 'Name that brand quiz', and see if you can spotfamous celebrities endorsing well known products.|
|Beauty||Station Plaza||Do you have a caring nature and enjoy helping others feel good about themselves? Learning the basic beauty techniques in filing, painting and hand massage, will set you well on your way.|
Join us in our carpentry workshop and get stuck in with carpentry. You'll be able to have a go at constructing a 3D wooden puzzle, fit a door hinge and learn how the roof on your house was built.
|Catering||Station Plaza||During our catering taster session, you’ll learn how to whip up basic pizza dough and decorate it with all your favourite toppings – you’ll even get to eat it afterwards!|
|Child/Health Care||Station Plaza||During the Health and Social Care taster we’ll take you under the sea. You’ll take part in a crafty team challenge to create an undersea picture, focusing on skills that children learn from taking part in these type of activities.|
|Engineering||Ore Valley||During our engineering sessions you’ll be able to have a guided tour of our fully functioning engineering workshop. You’ll be able to see all the machinery and understand its use. You’ll also be able to take a look at our new and improved welding bays, giving you a real insight into Engineering at SCCH.|
|Electrical||Ore Valley||Become an electrician. In this session you will have a go at wiring up simple circuits, like the ones you would find in your home, using industrial standard tools and techniques.|
|Hair||Station Plaza||Have you always fancied being a hair stylist? Well, here’s your chance. You’ll be able to design and create a hair-up style on a tuition head during our hair taster session.|
|IT||Ore Valley||During our taster session you’ll be able to fully immerse yourself in the virtual world as you experience our VR demonstration. We’ll also have Xbox Kinect and Xbox 1 games competitions for you to try.|
|Motor Vehicle||Automotive Centre||If you’ve got a passion for cars and bikes and you are interested in vehicle technology then you’ll love our modern motor vehicle training centre. Come and have a tour of the workshops and try your hand at building an engine.|
|Music||Ore Valley||During our music taster, we'll discuss the concept of music. We'll explore the skills you need to listen to music in terms of playing and producing. You'll also be able to play and sing in our recording booth. Please bring headphones with you.|
|Painting & Decorating||Ore Valley||During our Painting and Decorating taster session you will get the chance to try your hand at some basic decorative paint effects such as Rag rolling and Sponge stippling.|
|Plumbing||Ore Valley||Bend pipes and connect the water supply! You'll be able to see what it takes to bring drinking water and central heating into our homes.|
|Public Services||Station Plaza||You’ll find out what it’s really like to be part of the public services as we’ll get you in formation to perform a basic drill, and test out your tent building skills.|
|Sport||Station Plaza||During our sports taster, we’ll put you through your paces with fitness testing in our gym. Sports kit and trainers are essential!|
|Travel and Tourism||Station Plaza||During our travel and tourism taster, we'll give you a flying visit of the world. You'll get an idea of the types of career you can have in the travel industry, take part in flight demonstrations, and put your holiday knowledge to the test with our guess the destination game.|